Category Archives: Nutrition

Fall is here! How to Protect Your Immune System

Fall is here. Temperature changes rapidly, cool morning, warm afternoon and cool evening again. We are more susceptible to getting a cold around this time of the year. Here are some tips from The Wellness Wagon on how to protect our … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Prevents Long-term Psychosis

A new study shows that adolescents and young adults considered to be at high risk for developing psychosis, show significant reductions in their progression to psychotic disorder 7 years after a 12-week treatment of omega-3 PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs). This … Continue reading

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Natural Remedy for High Altitude Sickness

If mountain climbing is not your thing, you may never have reason to fear catching High Altitude Sickness. However, even at a relatively low level of altitude above your norm, your body may find it difficult to operate with a … Continue reading

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Quinoa is not a grain. It’s a seed!

by Julie Daniluk Quinoa has become one of the most popular nutritional superstars of the decade. And with good reason! This small seed has an amazing nutty taste, is incredibly versatile, easy to prepare, high in nutrients and a complete … Continue reading

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High Glycemic Index Food Alters Brain Activity

A new research published in Am J Clin Nutr. June 26, 2013 found that consumption of a high glycemic index (GI) meal found in refined carbohydrates increased hunger and selectively stimulated brain regions related to craving and reward 4 hours … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diets Beat Low-Fat for CVD Prevention

In my previous blogs, I talked about the controversy surrounding long term low calorie or low carb diet. Now new evidence also brings the benefits of low fat diets into question. We actually need fat – that is, good fat … Continue reading

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Processed Meats, but Not Red Meat, Linked With CV Deaths

Source: Medscape News Today New data come from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study, involving 10 countries and almost half a million men and women, was published online in BMC Medicine in March 2013. This study … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Myth 3: “I can’t lose weight! It’s my genes.”

I see many patients who complain of joint pain, diabetes, weight problems and other medical conditions. Some of them are legitimate genetic or congenital issues. Many also blame “family genes.” Although I don’t deny that genetics play a part, but … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Myth #2: low carb diet

As well as calorie restriction diet, low carb diet is also very common. Atkins is a popular low carb diet which promotes high protein and fat. It is effective with weight loss; however, the long-term health benefits are highly controversial. … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Myth #1: Calorie restriction does not work!

1) We need a minimum amount of calories per day to function. The minimum calories needed depends on age, gender, body size and activity level. It ranges from 1400 cal to 3500 cal per day. Some diet or exercise experts … Continue reading

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